By Chris Handasyde
U12-4: Healesville 4/121 defeated Kilsyth 6/76
Healesville batted first and got off to a flyer with Ryder Hudson 44* and Mika Kerst 12* opening the batting. Manny Winrow 20* continued the scoring feast whilst Arthur Coleman 5* and Kael Senti 5* also reached their 15 ball retirement milestone. Healesville posted 4/121. Kilsyth battled along but never really looked like reaching Healesville’s score with Angus Morcombe the star with the ball claiming 3/3.
U12-9: Healesville 6/57 defeated by Seville 2/105
On a wonderful evening at Queens Park, Healesville batted first and saw six of their batters reach the 15-ball retirement milestone which was a fantastic effort (William Ferguson 5*, Alby Gotch 4, Mason Kincaid 2*, Fletcher Brook 3*, Milo Jackson-Ward 0*, Felix McMahon 0*). With 57 on the board, Seville was able to get past Healesville’s score however the players tried hard and the bowling is improving with fewer wides which is pleasing. Felix McMahon and Rory Jackson-Ward both got a wicket.
U14-3: Healesville 135 defeated by Croydon Ranges 9/152 (Day 2 of 2 day game)
With 135 on the board and Croydon being 1/36 overnight, Healesville needed to bowl and field well. They did this restricting Croydon to 9/152. Cooper Duff 2/14, Raff Morcombe 2/23 and Bram Tessyman 2/12 all got multiple wickets. In their first two-day game, Healesville learnt the importance of batting the full 50 overs as this would have given them a higher score to defend.
U14-7: Healesville 84 & 8/105 defeated by North Ringwood 116 (Day 2 of 2 day game)
Healesville came to play on day two knocking over the rest of North Ringwood’s batters to bowl them out for 105. Louis Keath 2/8 and Austin Simmons 2/13 both got multiple wickets. Healesville then batted a second time and learnt their lesson from week one that time at the crease is valuable in two-day cricket. Taylor Caldicott 15* and Harry Thomas 15* both batted for 60+ balls to ensure Healesville batted the day out – great effort.
U16-4: Healesville defeated Hoddles Creek – Scores not available
Seniors 1st XI: Healesville 6/143 defeated Eastfield 142 (Day 2 of 2 day game)
Overnight, Healesville were 1/58 chasing 142 and looked in the box seat however Josh Handasyde 28 was removed early which triggered a mini top-order collapse that had Healesville 5/75. Tom Handasyde 33 was stable and Luke Chandler 37* put on a 50+ partnership to ensure Healesville got the victory.
Seniors 2nd XI: Healesville 215 defeated by Eastfield 8/221 (Day 2 of 2 day game)
With 215 on the board and Eastfield 1/30, Healesville needed to bowl Eastfield out to win the game. Wickets came a steady rate and Eastfield were 8 down still needing 80 to win. Unfortunately, Healesville couldn’t get another breakthrough as Eastfield overtook their score. Prem Singh 5/82 and Darcy English 2/20 bowled well.
Seniors 3rd XI: Healesville 5/229 defeated Boronia 3/200
Healesville batted first and with Grant Braden 121* making his second ton in two weeks and Ben Wallace 47* and late hitting from Owen Morcombe 21*, Healsville posted a match-winning score. Boronia had good batters in their top order and put up a brave fight reaching 3/200. Pete Nolan captured 2 of the 3 wickets.
Seniors 4th XI: Healesville 4-146 defeated by Hoddles Creek 3/194
Hoddles Creek batted first and Healesville struggled to take wickets as Hoddles Creek posted a match-winning score of 3/194. Megan Schelfhout captured 2 of the 3 wickets with one of the wickets an all-female combination as Amelia English took the catch. Denzel Parson made his 1st 50 in cricket and Matt Harding got 41 but the target was too high.